‘Fire clouds’: After Australia, scientists warn the erratic weather phenomenon could become a new reality

Mike Flannigan (ALES) comments about the effects of pyrocumulonimbus clouds generated by intense wildfires, noting that one cloud created by the Fort McMurray wildfire of 2016 sparked new fires 20 to 30 kilometres downwind.

Australia’s wildfire crisis faces a new foe: Misinformation

Mike Flannigan (ALES) says it’s unreasonable to think the actions of two dozen possible offenders could have caused such destruction, with 20 million acres already scorched and more than 120 fires still active across southeastern Australia.